Linux is beloved by many around the world for its simplicity and ultimate customization Because it's open source (and free!) many Mac users choose to run it as a virtual machine on VMWare, Parallels, or even Virtual Box. However, sometimes you might want to run a Linux-based application without having to jump through too many hoops. Using a SSH tool called X over SSH2, you can graphically load remote Linux apps and use them right on your Mac. Like magic!
We know that old Dell is still sitting your basement. You don't have to hide; it's fine, we're here for you. We've got a solution that can turn your old, slightly archaic (or just plain annoying) Windows PC into a Linux box. It'll give the computer a new lease on life with an operating system that can be turned into a Mac compatible server. Whether you're a gamer or a media hoarder, you should definitely repurpose that old PC and turn it into something useful -- something your Mac can utilize. But before we delve into the specifics of making a nifty server machine, let's start with getting Linux onto your old PC.